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Latitude: 53.0387 / 53°2'19"N
Longitude: -3.0047 / 3°0'17"W
OS Eastings: 332727
OS Northings: 349523
OS Grid: SJ327495
Mapcode National: GBR 75.DNLP
Mapcode Global: WH88Y.TWC9
Plus Code: 9C5R2XQW+F4
Entry Name: Gates to Cemetary
Listing Date: 31 January 1994
Last Amended: 31 January 1994
Source ID: 16485
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Gate piers and gates sited towards centre of cemetery on Ruabon Road:
Built-Up Area: Wrexham
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Tagged with: Gate
The gates align with the principal axis of the cemetery chapels, and the original railings enclose the cemetery to the east of the gates, and along the return boundary to Empress Road.
The cemetery was established 1874-6 and the railings and gates are to the designs of either Yeaman Strachan (responsible for the layout), or William Turner (architect of the lodge and chapels).
Ashlar gate piers and rusticated stone plinth wall, with cast iron gates and railings. Main gates with pedestrian gates each side and quadrant flanking railings with terminal piers. Outer piers have recessed panels and raking copings, enriched with trefoiled spandrels. Gate piers are similar, but with trefoiled panels. Cast iron railings have trefoiled heads and quatrefoil bands to top and bottom. Plainer terminal pier at angle with Empress Road, and intermittent stone piers and plain railings with scrolled panels set at intervals on Empress Road boundary.
Group value with cemetery chapels and lodge to cemetery.
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